Caribbean lanternshark

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Caribbean lanternshark
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Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Order: Squaliformes
Family: Etmopteridae
Genus: Etmopterus
Species: E. hillianus
Binomial name
Etmopterus hillianus
(Poey, 1861)
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Range of the Caribbean lanternshark (in blue)

The Caribbean lanternshark, Etmopterus hillianus, is a shark of the family Etmopteridae found in the eastern and western Atlantic at depths between 180 and 720 m. Its length is up to 50 cm.

Reproduction is ovoviviparous.

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